I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

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trigram Heaven
trigram Thunder

Hexagram 25

Wú Wàng, Natural

Gua Poem:
Innocence. Eminent - expansion, harvest - determination. An incorrect attitude brings disaster through shortsightedness. No ground for fruitfulness.

The great image says: Below Heaven rolls Thunder, beings associate in innocence. The ancient kings made use of lush growth in accordance with the seasons to nurture the myriad beings.

Wú Wàng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

Top 9: Innocent moving brings disaster. No ground for fruitfulness.
 For reaching a goal, one needs strategy. So think, use your intuition, your knowledge, don’t just rush happily ahead. This line is the wisdom behind what you do, all other lines rely on it.
(Changes to hex.17)

9 at 5: The illness of innocence. Do not use medicine, have joy.
 Living in an innocent way doesn't mean your mind is never heavy. Covering poor feelings with diversions doesn't cure them, and medicine cannot reach its roots. Accept it as part of the time and accept your place in the big picture. Inner joy is the most effective cure.
(Changes to hex.21)

9 at 4: He can determine. Without fault.
 Cocks do not announce the sun being or feeling great. They do because cocks do - they obey their tradition, their destiny, their creator. This is the way to conduct a sacrifice, leaving all in the hands of the gods. That is why a prayer says "Thy will be done". These four words make it a prayer instead of a wish.
(Changes to hex.42)

6 at 3: The disaster of innocence. Someone binds his cow, road-people's gain, town people's disaster. 
 Who relies too much on rules and laws reckons too little with the unexpected. Rules are man-made, nature often does not heed them. The one with a free mind, looking after himself and able to assess risks, is seldom struck by mishap. But often pleasantly surprised by a slice of good luck.  
(Changes to hex.13)

6 at 2: Not plowing reaping, not preparing maintaining fields. It is fruitful to proceed probing.
 Do all now and with innocence. If you reckon with next, the now has no power. Without past and without future now is illimitable. Do not BE the things you are supposed to do. If you are free, all will be done when it should be done: by proceeding probing, reacting to the right moment, to universal rules instead of human rules.
(Changes to hex.10)

Initial 9: Innocent proceeding. Auspicious.
Every human being has the potential to make things grow. A child, an idea, an undertaking, whatever. It will grow if your ego is not in the way, if you are open to life. A mind which is open to nature is a fertile field.
(Changes to hex.12)

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